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ロータ Rota
A bird's-eye view of Rota and Cameran Palace
Region Kanto
Debut Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

Rota (Japanese: ロータ Rota) is an anime-exclusive location in northern Kanto and one of the settings of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. In ancient times, Rota was an independent kingdom. As a result, the town has a medieval theme, resembling historically preserved medieval cities in Europe.

Rota hosts an annual festival to decided the "Hero of the Year", which requires attendees to wear royal clothing and includes a royal ball as well as a tournament where Trainers engage in battles to see who will be the year's Aura Guardian. The tournament was entered by Ash and Kidd Summers.

Cameran Palace lies north of the town, over a lake, and is connected to the town by a long bridge. It is a great medieval-style castle where Queen Ilene lives, and where Queen Rin, Sir Aaron, and his Lucario lived in ancient times.

The Tree of Beginning can be found a short distance from Rota, along with the site of the biggest battle of the century.

Rota and the Tree of Beginning are located in a mountain range north of Pewter City and Mt. Moon.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Rota or Pokémon that reside there in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Rota's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Rota's Mew Psychic       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's Lucario   002/020
Rota's Bonsly Fighting       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's Lucario   005/020
Rota's Mime Jr. Psychic       PCG-P Promotional cards   086/PCG-P
Rota's Bonsly Fighting       PCG-P Promotional cards   087/PCG-P
Rota's Munchlax Colorless       PCG-P Promotional cards   088/PCG-P
Rota's Weavile Darkness       PCG-P Promotional cards   089/PCG-P
Rota's Mime Jr. Psychic       PCG-P Promotional cards   097/PCG-P
Tree of Beginning's Mew Psychic       10th Movie Commemoration Set    

In other languages

Language Name Origin
Chinese (Taiwan) 羅塔市 Luótǎ Shì 羅塔 is the transliteration of its Japanese name. 市 means city.
German, Italian, Spanish Rota Same as English name

Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series Kanto (Sevii Islands) • JohtoHoenn
Side series Orre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games FioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon Island
Mintale TownRyme CityRanseiFerrum
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkTCG Islands
Carmonte IslandTumblecube Island
TCG Southern IslandsHolon
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Pokémon nationRanger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota

Anime-exclusive locations in Kanto
A.J.'s GymBill's LighthouseCameran PalaceCamomile IslandCamp PokéhearstCeladon UniversityChrysanthemum IslandCommerce City
Cremini TownCrimson CityDark CityEvolution MountainFennel ValleyFrodomar CityGaiva DamGardenia TownGrampa Canyon
Gringey CityHidden VillageHollywoodHopHopHop TownHouse of ImiteIsland of the Giant PokémonLaramie VillageLeaf Forest
Maiden's PeakMatcha CityMetallica IslandMirage MansionMossgreen VillageMt. HideawayMulberry CityNeon TownNew Island
O-Hina TownOld Shore WharfPokélantisPokémon LandPokémon Lover's ClubPokémon Ninja SchoolPokémon TechPokémon Theme ParkPokémopolis
Porta VistaPotpourri IslandRifure VillageRotaSable CitySafari LandSayda IslandScissor StreetSilver TownStone TownSunnytown
Team Rocket AcademyTeam Rocket HQTerracotta TownTree of BeginningWisteria TownXanadu Nursery
Anime-location templates
KantoOrange ArchipelagoJohtoHoennSinnohUnovaDecolore IslandsKalosAlolaOther

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